Specialized Kinesiology (D) - Cat C
Specialized Kinesiology uses muscle resistance as an indicator of the nervous system/energy response to a variety
of specific stimulations. These can be the presence of materials, response to questions, or reaction to thought or
energy. Treatment may use further muscle resistance, energy work, or other therapies.
Sotai (S) - Cat B
Sotai was founded by a Japanese M.D. Keizo Hashimoto(1897-1993). Although a medical doctor Dr. Hashimoto was known
more his techniques of exercise and structural adjustment than the Western medical treatments widespread in Japan.
He spent over 50 years developing this unique natural healing technique while researching many different types of
alternative medicine available. He gained a large following in the natural healing community in the last quarter of
the 20th century. His philosophy was “body malalignment is the cause of all diseases. Thus, all diseases can be
cured if the body regains its natural alignment.”
Sports Massage (S) - Cat C
Sports Massage therapists have a special interest in the needs of professional athletes, and people that regularly
participate in sports. The two main aspects are conditioning and injury prevention work, and rehabilitation should
injury occur. Usually approached through massage, exercise and stretching programs.
Stone Therapy (D/S)- Cat C
Stone Therapy is a type of massage that uses either heated or chilled round, smooth stones that are placed on key
points on the body. The stones are also used by the therapist to massage the body and transfer the heat or cold to
the client. Stone Therapy recognition requires discipline-level training in a pre-requisite modality. Please
contact the NHPC Credentials Department for a list of qualifying pre-requisite modalities.
Structural Integration™ (D) - Cat C
Structural Integration, a close relative of Rolfing, is done either as an individually tailored program or as a
10-part series, using deep tissue bodywork to release the whole-body connective-tissue stress patterns that prevent
optimal functioning in gravity. Good for injury and repetitive strain treatment.
Tai Chi Instructor (D) - Cat B
Tai Chi instructors help practitioners polish the Tai Chi forms which are based on 4000 years of Confucianism and
Taoism philosophy. Tai Chi work on many levels: physical conditioning of strength, flexibility, and resilience;
mental focus and clarity; and creating proper flow and balance of the Chi throughout the body.
Thai Massage (D/S) - Cat C
Thai Massage developed over 2500 years ago from meridian theory and Ayurvedic medicine which was brought to
Thailand. The stretches and strokes, done to clothed clients on floor mats or low tables, open the joints and
stimulate blood flow. At least 104 postures, from yogic origins, are used.
Thanadoula (or Death Midwife) (S) - Cat B
Thanatos (Greek meaning “Death“) was the personification of death in Greek mythology; and Doula is one who serves -
a “Thanadoula“ is one who serves the dying. Support services are offered along a continuum of care in the days,
months, or even years before the end of life. A Thanadoula can provide patient and/or family support in ways and at
times when medical professionals and other support personnel may be unavailable. A Thanadoula who serves the dying
and their families does so through education, advocacy, mentorship and coaching. The Thanadoula role has been
introduced in response to families’ and individuals’ increasing need for information, knowledge and skills; and the
decrease in the number of educators and counsellors who are trained in end of life care.
(D) - Cat B
is medical use of seawater as a form of therapy. The
properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin] Thalassotherapy was
developed in seaside towns in Brittany, France during the 19th
Therapeutic Recreation (D) - Cat C
Therapeutic recreation personnel began in 1956 with the establishment of the Commission for the Advancement of
Hospital Recreation (CAHR). In 1967, with the formation of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS), the
NTRS Registration Board continued the voluntary registration program for therapeutic recreation personnel. NCTRC
was founded in 1981 as an independent credentialing agency designed to meet national credentialing standards in the
The field of therapeutic recreation has also shown tremendous growth and development over the past two decades.
Recreational Therapist, qualified is an individual who, at a minimum, is a
graduate of a baccalaureate degree program in recreational therapy accredited by a nationally recognized
accreditation body; is currently a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) by the National Council for
Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC); meets any current legal requirement of licensure, registration, or
certification; or has the documented equivalent in education, training and experience and is currently competent in
the field. There is not equivalent standard in Canada.
Therapeutic Touch™ (D/S) - Cat C
Therapeutic Touch™ is a simple system of energy healing developed by the nurses Delores Krieger and Dora Kunz. The
practitioners centre their own energy, then proceed to assess and smooth out, balance, and energize the recipient’s
energy field. One of the first energy therapies openly used in medical settings.
Time Line Therapy™ (D/S) - Cat C (D/S)
The Time Line Therapy™ process was introduced in 1988 with the publication of the book ‘Time Line Therapy™ and the
Basis of Personality’, by Dr Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall. The Time Line can be seen as a model (or a simulation)
of how our mind works. It is a representation of our memories and significant emotional events along a line of time
from the past, through now, to the future. Since it’s introduction, there has been a rapid uptake of the process by
people involved in personal change or personal development, due to the speed and effectiveness with which the
process deals with unwarranted negative emotions, limiting decisions and beliefs, anxiety and phobia. The process
is also excellent for enabling us to set and achieve our goals.
Time Line Therapy™ has proven to be a powerful and very quick way to enable people to revisit sometimes painful
and dramatic experiences without having to re-live the emotions or negative content of those events. The process
involves viewing these experiences from new perspectives, and recoding them with new empowering resources. This
re-coding can have profound change effects upon our internal filters, connecting resources to achieve more positive
behaviour and therefore results.
Touch for Health™ (D) - Cat C
Touch for Health™ uses muscle testing to determine imbalance in the muscles and organs. Practitioners then use
muscle manipulation techniques, acupressure-like treatments, lymphatic massage, some basic cranial sacral therapy
moves, and perhaps nutritional or herbal counselling (if so trained) for treatment. Touch for Health is a system of balancing
posture, attitude and life energy to relieve stress, aches and pains, feel and function better, be more effective,
clarify and achieve your goals and enjoy your life!
(D) - Cat B
Thought Field Therapy,
is a fringe psychological treatment developed by an
American psychologist, Roger Callahan. Its proponents say that it can
heal a variety of mental and physical ailments through specialized "tapping" with the fingers at meridian points
on the upper body and hands
Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM (D/S) - Can be insured under another exclusive Holman program go to www.tcm-insurance.ca
This covers a broad range of traditional practices spread thoroughout Asian including various forsm of herbal
medicine, accupunture, massage therapy and dietary therapy. The common thread among these diverse practices is a
system for balancing the various functions of the body, based in Daoist principles of yinyang and otehr
metaphysical belief systems. These practices are a common part of medical care throughout East Asia but are
considered alternative health care in western care or Canada.
Trager® (D) - Cat C
The Trager® Approach is a system of movement re-education and bodywork promoting health and freedom of movement.
Treatment facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity; it is used for health
maintenance, rehabilitation, and pain management and relief.
Trigger Point Therapy (S) - Cat C
Trigger Point Therapy utilizes compression, stretch, and hydrotherapy to release active, tightened, or referred
trigger points that that create pain in muscle tissue. The area of pain could extend from or be some distance from
the active trigger point or points.
Tuina (D/S) - Cat C
Tuina combines soft-tissue massage, acupressure, and other manipulation techniques that realign the musculoskeletal
and ligamentous relationships. The focus is to help the body heal itself through the harmonious Qi flow that
results from the work on muscles, pain sites, acupressure points, and energy meridians.
Visceral Manipulation™ (S) - Cat C (Only for Certified RMT's)
Visceral Manipulation™ is a manual therapy that focuses on improving the function of the internal organs and their
associated environment and influence. It uses specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal
mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connection tissues.
Voice Bio™ (S) Category
electro-magnetic energy and organized according to a unique DNA blueprint, the various organs, glands and
systems of the human body are meant to function independently, yet as a whole. The heart, lungs, pancreas and
nervous system all have specialized jobs requiring specialized resources. However, to maintain health, all
systems and organs must be in constant communication and interacting equitably. If communication breaks down,
or if excessive or prolonged stress is placed on one system or organ, an imbalance can develop, first
presenting warning symptoms and then more severe challenges.
various parts of the body attract resources and communicate with each other by way of sound frequency. In
other words, each organ has its own keynote frequency that resonates to the particular nutrients, minerals
and sound vibration required for function. As an example, the colon vibrates to the note of B, while the
liver vibrates to the note of G. Fortunately, for our sanity, the frequencies of our organs and systems
function outside the range of human hearing.
keynote frequencies found in the body are the very same frequencies found in music. And just as the note of C
appears several times on a piano keyboard at varying octaves, the note of C appears many times in the body.
The voice, being the composite sound of the human being, is representative of all of the frequencies in the
essentially uses sound to treat area’s of the body.
Watsu (D) - Cat C
Watsu is derived from shiatsu in its theory and general approach. However, it has been developed specifically for
application in a water environment, and uses a number of flowing, rocking, extension and cradling motions and
patterns to relieve stress, return joint mobility, and movement fluidity.
Whole Brain Integration™ (S) - Cat B
Whole Brain Integration™ helps integrate communication of the brain’s right and left hemispheres through cross-body
exercises. Proper integration enhances cognitive, physical, and mental abilities, while reducing stress and
difficulties (e.g. learning or hearing) arising from dis-coordination of the brain hemispheres.
Whole Woman™ (S) - Cat E
designed to achieve specific health results in women for conditions that have historically been treated by the
medical system primarily with surgical interventions.Whole
were initially developed to provide an alternative to
hysterectomy and pelvic repair surgeries for women suffering pelvic organ prolapse
(cystocele, rectocele and uterine prolapse). Research indicates this condition
will affect 50-
80% of all women at some point in their lifetime. Traditional medical
interventions are surgical and can be notoriously ineffective and may produce catastrophic impacts on
Yoga Instructor (D) - Cat B
Yoga instructors teach an ancient form of Vedic philosophy and exercise for body, mind, and spiritual balance and
growth. Almost 5000 years old, the poses and breathing/meditation combine to relax, stretch, and tone the body,
while calming the mind and nervous system. A number of different forms exist.
(D) - Cat B
Balancing - The
practitioner uses comfortable finger pressure and gentle traction to engage body structure and body energy.
Clients experience deep relaxation, internal organization, and improved function
(D) - Cat B
Zumba™ is a dance fitness rogram
created by Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the
1990s. Zumba™ is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC.
dance and aerobic elements. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, meringue and mambo,
Squats and lunges are also included. Approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over
140,000 locations across more than 185 countries.
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